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Library News

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On this page: Library Services as of February 2022. 

National Video Game Day  

July 8th is National Video Game Day!           

                       

Video games are a unique form of entertainment. They weave together many mediums of art to create something truly special. In a video game, you can pick up a sword and go on a fantasy adventure, become the representative of an island community of cute animals, or play a party game with friends.

Not only are video games fun, they have positive benefits, too! Video games foster social connections, boost our mood and hone skills like critical thinking and problem solving.

Because our library has a catalog of over 8 million items, you have access to hundreds of video games. Place a hold on these games and more in the catalog and get your game on!

 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Mario Party Superstars

Mango Languages

Free adventure, no passport required!
Discover something new about the world this summer. Choose from over 70 world languages you can take anywhere and learn at any time. All you need is a WPLD library card to log in and learn for FREE. It's available 24/7 to all ages.


Visit the Adult Services Desk and ask about Mango Languages. Receive some free swag, while supplies last.

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month

Audiobooks have numerous benefits including building literacy and fluency skills and immersing readers further into the sensory experience of the story. They can also be beneficial to those with special needs, dyslexia or those who speak English as a second language.

To learn more about audiobooks and how they count towards your Summer Reading Challenge, go to Audiobooks.

Summer Reading Matters

See the latest edition of Reading Matters for all the great events we have planned. 

Concerts are back. Take our Summer Reading Challenge. Join the Harry Potter celebration.

There's so much happening at the library. Looking for a book club? Give Books on Tap a try. If crafting, ghost hunting or kayak building interest you, check out our Events calendar for these and other great programs. 

Tie-Dye t-shirts for teens, Encanto fiesta and stuffed animal sleepover for the younger ones, and of course, storytimes at the library and on the go are here for the summer. 

¿Te gustan hacer manualidades o aprender cosas nuevas? Consulta nuestro calendario de eventos para ver algunos programas especiales este verano.

Take a look at Reading Matters now and start registering for events through our online Events calendar. 

Current Library Services (updated Feb. 2022)

Effective February 28, 2022, masks are recommended, but not required, for all library visitors. 

Regardless of your family or personal choice about masking, we would appreciate your cooperation. Any comments or questions should be directed to the Board of Trustees and/or to Library Director Sandy Whitmer.


  • Face masks are recommended and are available upon request at any service desk
  • Maintain physical distancing (6' or more apart)
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently (available throughout the Library)

Library Hours

The Library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am–9 pm, Friday 9:30 am–7 pm, Saturday 9:30 am–5 pm and Sunday 1–5 pm.

Where to Return Items

In the Library...return most items to the in-wall slots near the Self-Checkout stations; return mobile devices to the Member Services Desk.

Open 24/7...the Drive-Up Return in the lower-level parking lot off Mount Street and the Walk-Up Return next to the lower-level entrance are open 24/7.

 

Available Collections, Services & Features

Adult Services:

  • Browsing and check out: books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and magazines 
  • Newspapers—current issues on rack
  • Community puzzle—available during library hours near Adult Services Desk
  • In-person programming, Zoom/recorded events and take-home kits (see Events calendar)
  • Reference and readers advisory at the Adult Services Desk
  • Computer use for 1 hour—extensions available upon request if no one is waiting
  • Study Rooms—for ages 18 and up; WPLD members can reserve up to 7 days in advance; also available on a first come, first served basis
  • Quiet Room open
  • Printing from library computer or wireless printing—fees=$.10/side (b&w); $.25/side (color)
  • Book-a-Librarian—In-person sessions available by appointment, call 630/393-1171 x121

Youth & Teen Services:

  • Browsing and check out: books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, magazines, board books, puzzles, discovery packs and science kits
  • In-person programming, Zoom/recorded events and take-home kits (see Events calendar)
  • Discovery Room
  • Reference and readers advisory at the Youth Services Desk
  • iPads (2 available at the iPad kiosk)
  • Computer use for 1 hour—extensions available upon request if no one is waiting
  • Study Rooms—up to age 17 or adult with child; WPLD members can reserve up to 7 days in advance; also available on a first come, first served basis
  • Teen Lounge—ages 12–17; check in at the Youth Services Desk
  • Printing from library computer or wireless printing—fees=$.10/side (b&w); $.25/side (color)

Member Services:

  • Library card registration, renewal and replacement
  • Account payments accepted—prefer credit/debit card or check
  • Check out mobile devices (in-library use or take-home such as Roku, mobile hotspot) 
  • Pick up items placed on hold
  • Museum Adventure Passes—ask about availability

Meeting Room—WPLD members can reserve online 7 days or more in advance; see details by selecting a date and time on the online reservation page

Copier—located near Member Services Desk; copy fees=$.10/side (b&w); $.25/side (color)

Fax machine—free service located near Member Services Desk

Scanner—free service located near Member Services Desk

Read & Return paperbacks—available in lower-level lobby area

Magazines—old issues available for free in lower-level lobby area

Puzzles (gently used, 500-1,000 pieces)—available to take home in lower-level lobby area; no checkout needed. Donate your gently used puzzles.

Vending machine—contains soft drinks, juices and water available near the Self-Checkout stations close to Stafford Place entrance

Water fountain and water bottle refill station—available near restrooms at Stafford Place lobby

Curbside Pickup Service—inside Stafford Place entrance